Carolyn Grodinsky is the manager of the Capital City Farmers’ Market and an enthusiastic shopper there. Using the knowledge she’s gained from the canning workshops, she canned all sorts of vegetables this past summer.
Written by Carolyn Grodinsky | September 01, 2011
Shop, Learn, Connect— that’s our market’s slogan, and this summer we emphasized the second word “learn” with 15 teaching demonstrations held during market hours. Intended to match the spirit of the market (local, seasonal, and affordable), the demonstrations helped customers learn how to preserve foods to enjoy year-round, how to prepare a variety of dishes from local produce, and how to stretch their food dollar. We partnered with Montpelier-area chefs, our market vendors, and food educators to lead these almost-weekly demonstrations.